Last updated: February 7th 2020

Key Terms

Characterising Flavour

Term Defined

Characterising flavour - a clearly noticeable smell or taste other than one of tobacco, resulting from an additive or a combination of additives, including, but not limited to fruit, spice, herbs, alcohol, candy, menthol or vanilla which is noticeable before or during the consumption of the tobacco.

The definition of "charactierising flavour" is significant because the law prohibits cigarettes with a characterizing flavor.